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The cell phone : an anthropology of communication

Author: Heather A Horst; Daniel Miller
Publisher: New York, NY : Berg, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Few modern innovations have spread quite so quickly as the cell phone. This technology has transformed communication throughout the world. Mobile telecommunications have had a dramatic effect in many regions, but perhaps nowhere more than for low-income populations in countries such as Jamaica, where in the last few years many people have moved from no phone to cell phone. This book reveals the central role of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather A Horst; Daniel Miller
ISBN: 9781845204013 1845204018 9781845204006 184520400X
OCLC Number: 156738044
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction --
Infrastructure --
Locations --
Possession --
Link-up --
Coping --
Pressure --
Welfare --
Evaluation.
Responsibility: Heather A. Horst and Daniel Miller.
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Traces the impact of the cell phone from personal issues of loneliness and depression to the global concerns of the modern economy and the transnational family. This book presents an ethnography of  Read more...

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